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228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
334-671-1117
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
The Basketcase Cafe

We found this cafe on TripAdvisor and decided to try it and we were very pleased. It is a popular local restaurant open only for Breakfast and Lunch. I had the special which was Toasted Ravioli in homemade marinara. It was great. My husband had the BBQ sandwich which was just OK, but the potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2012
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Douglasville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I tried to talk to the owner about setting up a tasting for my wedding. He was very rude and was talking down to me. I don't think it is uncommon for caterers to set up tastings for potential customers. I also understand that it is a resturant but the catering menu is quite different from what they serve in... More 

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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love going to the Basketcase. The staff is so friendly and the chef is awesome. I love the pastas and the soups. I have never had a bad meal there.

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Dothan, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went back for lunch to give them another try since it is a local place owned by local people. The food was nasty, I mean nasty! The bread tasted stale, the meat on my sandwich was slimmy! The salad was brown, I could go on but I won't except to say that our server was rude and inattentive, We... More 

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Dothan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For trusted & true, you can always count on The Basketcase. My favorite dish is their Alfredo pasta with chicken, mushrooms & bacon. Served with a sourdough roll, it is always more than I can eat; but I still can't resist ordering a poppyseed muffin that I finish my meal with! AND they use crushed ice with their tea, I... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a Christmas party at the Basketcase. This may well be the worst food I have ever had in a restaurant. The steak strips were dry and rubbery. The chicken strips were mushy. The cowboy beans tasted like they were swept up off the floor. The only saving grace was that the coffee and dessert were decent. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I love to go to Basketcase Cafe. The food is great. Try the chicken salad and fruit with the poppy seed muffin...you cant go wrong.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We found this cafe on TripAdvisor and decided to try it and we were very pleased. It is a popular local restaurant open only for Breakfast and Lunch. I had the special which was Toasted Ravioli in homemade marinara. It was great. My husband had the BBQ sandwich which was just OK, but the potato salad was excellent he reports.... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I have had some good pasta and other dishes here, usually the special. The dining room is a painted floor store turned restaurant. It aspires to be more, but the atmosphere doesn't match the cuisine. In a nicer place it would be a headliner, but the food is good.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

You wouldn't know from the building and atmosphere but the food is excellent. I love the curried chicken salad sandwich with tomato bisque. The muffins they give with their chicken salad plate are also all fantastic. Every daily special we've ever had has been yummy. Even the pastas are good and all is very reasonably priced. Comfy place with not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

If you ever get a chance to try the brisket burger or the brisket sandwich, please do! It's wonderful. Also, the chicken salad plate is very tasty.

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Additional Information about The Basketcase Cafe

Address: 228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
Phone Number: 334-671-1117
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: 334-671-1117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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